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Barefoot Walking Is Excruciating With Hammer Toes


Author: Ron G.
Date: 02-15-2013
Views: 3,313
Word Count: 122
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 8296-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 5

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I have several hammer toes. I had surgery on the second toe on my left foot in December 2011 which did help the pain.

A side effect of the hammer toes is that it feels like a pinched nerve under the second metatarsal joint on the left foot. Walking barefoot is excruciating on my wood floors.

The other night I applied a few drops of Thyme to the bottoms of my feet based on a testimonial about snoring. The next morning and throughout the day, the left foot was almost pain free. I applied some Thyme this morning, and there is no pain.

God bless everyone on this excellent website. Thank you for your inspiring testimonials, and the best of luck to you all.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: joints — "Ruxiang (Gummi olibanum), the dried gum resin of Boswellia carterii (BC) [frankincense], has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation for thousands of years.... The data show that BC extract has significant anti-arthritic and anti-inflammation effects and suggest that these effects may be mediated via the suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines."Link
2.Associated topics: joints — "We have demonstrated that Boswellia frereana [frankincense] prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators and MMPs. Due to its efficacy we propose that B. frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis."Link
3.Associated topics: muscles — "[T]he effect of essential oils on skeletal and smooth muscle...: The first type of effect on skeletal muscle involved a contracture and inhibition of the twitch response to nerve stimulation shown by a sample of clary sage, dill, fennel, frankincense, and nutmeg; ...lavender reduced the twitch response alone."Link
4.Associated topics: joints,muscles — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link
5.Associated topics: muscles — "In nine studies, Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) has shown effectiveness for arteriosclerosis, autism, Bells palsy, chemotherapy-induced toxicity, degenerative disc disease, detox, muscle wasting, muscular dystrophy, neuroblastoma, neuroprotection, oxidative stress, and spinal stenosis."Link

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